2 b&w photographs; poster 27 cm x 35 cm; 10 cm textual record
History / Biography
Jean Calberry is the daughter of Nelson Roffey and Glady's Nichol. Mr. Roffey was an independant linesman who worked for the Admaston Telephone company and the Madawaska Telephone Association.
Donated by Jean Calberry in 2010 via Irene Robillard. The two photographs were given to Jean by Mrs. Sandra McLachlin.
Scope and Content
Small fonds consists of two mounted photographs and one poster showing the Madawaska Telephone Association Limited Bylaws and Directory circa 1950. The poster was printed by the McFarlane Press, Renfrew. It lists bylaws of the Association and ringing directions for patrons on a party line for Circuits 1 - 4 in the Burnstown area. Circuit 1 serviced clients in the village, Circuit 2 serviced clients towards Springtown, Circuit 3 serviced clients towards White Lake and Circuit 4 ran towards Renfrew.
Example: Leckie Bros. were 2 Long Rings while Mrs. J. Smith was 4 Short rings. (Stored in Oversize box O2.3)
Accompanying this poster is a photocopied ledger kept by lineman Nelson H. Roffey of R.R.#1 Renfrew from 1938 to 1941. In the back of the ledger he also kept a record of expenses for building his new home.
Mounted sieppia toned photograph of Burnstown School with students and staff (circa 1900)
Mounted b&w print of Burnstown Presbyterian Bible study class on the steps of the church circa 1904. People are unidentified in this photo but identification appears with same photograph in the book "The Burnstown United Church" by Irene Robillard: Back row from left to right, Maggie Stewart, Ena Fisher, Maggie McLachlin, __, Duncan McFadyen, __, Minnie Wilson
Middle row: Nellie McGregor, __, __, Mary Janet Forest, __, Mary Jane McFadyen, Lizzie Kippen, Tessy Robertson, Mrs. McCallum, Mrs. Peter Hamilton,
Front Row: John McGregor, Bob Robertson, Maggie Kippen, Joe Taylor, Mary Leckie, Mary Anderson, Jessie Lowery, Mrs. Dickson, __, Norman Bothwell, __, Minnie McLachlan.